Are you someone who doesn’t do well in big and splashy social occasions? Perhaps you simply are not comfortable mingling with a huge amount of people all at once. In this case, having hundreds and hundreds of guests coming for your wedding can feel very distasteful and daunting. The solution? Have an intimate celebration! Or several small celebrations! Here’s how you can pull off a successful intimate reception of your own…
- Invite only the inner circle – in an age and time when the internet promotes splashy weddings, having a small wedding can sound a little stingy; especially if you have a lot of social connections. However, in our experience, the smaller the wedding list is, the more intimate an affair it will turn out to be. So if you really want your wedding to be intimate and special, make sure to invite only your innermost circle of friends and family; those who simply have to be at there to see you say “I do”. This gives you more options for intimate wedding venues.
- Hand made invitations for a more personal touch – e-invitations are all the rage now-a-days. But despite how much communicating has evolved in the past decade alone, we must admit that wedding invitations are still preferred to be mailed the traditional way. And if you can manage to make them hand printed invitations, you’ll only be emphasizing the cherished feel.
- Make it a venue that means something to you – perhaps it’s the beach you first saw each other at, perhaps it’s the church your parents fell in love with…perhaps it’s even in the garden of your parents’ home; be it for the ideal wedding reception or for the ceremony itself, make sure it’s something that’s special to you. It will be a bonus if your guests know it’s special to you.
- Serve food that is home cooked – there’s something very cozy and intimate about home cooked meals. If you are an exceptional chef, or if your skills in the kitchen has always been appreciated, you can try feeding your guests yourself. You may, of course, use a little help with the serving. This is unfortunately only practical for very small groups.
- Make your guests your “official photographer” – do you feel weird posing for strange cameramen? Perhaps you’re not too comfortable having a photographer clicking away while you are with this close group. The solution? Make your guests your photographers. Let them know they will be collecting the memories. Trust us, you’ll all have a lot of fun…!